Thursday, August 9, 2012

King David Rudisha bags World Record and gold ahead of Kitum

World Champion and 800record holder David Lekuta Rudisha clinched Kenya’s second gold medal in a world record time of 1:40.91 in one of the greatest 800m race on Thursday evening.
The 23-year old took the lead in the opening 100m and never looked back, taking the lead to the finish ahead of Botswana’s Nijel Amos (1:41.73) and compatriot Timothy Kitum who took bronze in a personal best of 1:42.53.
Kenya has now gone up the medal standing from position 33 to 24 after the two medals.
In the women 800m, Co-captain Pamela Jelimo has qualified for the finals.

Final finish
1.       David Rudisha    01:40.91               WR        
2.       AMOS Nijel         01:41.73               WJR
3.       KITUM Timothy     01:42.53             PB          
4.       Duane Solomon 01:42.82              PB
5.       Nick Symmonds 01:42.95              PB
6.       AMAN Mohammed 01:43.20      NR         
7.       KAKI Abubaker 01:43.32            SB
8.       OSAGIE Andrew 01:43.77             PB

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